Stringer’s sex scandal prompts mixed reaction from mayoral rivals

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Some demanded that he get out of the race immediately. Others sidestepped the fate of the accused in lieu of offering support for the accuser.

The sexual assault allegations made against city Comptroller and mayoral candidate Scott Stringer Wednesday shook up the race nearly eight weeks from the June 22 Democratic primary. Stringer vehemently denied the claims of a former intern, Jean Kim, who accused Stringer of attacking her while she worked for him back in 2001.

The most recent polls have Stringer among the top three candidates in the Democratic primary field, behind entrepreneur Andrew Yang and running neck-and-neck for second place with Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams.

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